Hydromet syrup is an anticholinergic and narcotic cough suppressant used to temporarily relieve coughs, according to It works by drying up secretions in the throat and suppressing the cough reflex in the brain... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

WebMD publishes a long list of common prescription medications used to treat the symptoms of cough. They are identified by generic name and common brand names. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Hycodan cough syrup is a prescribed medication that contains a combination of the substances hydrocodone and homatropine. These two drugs help to relieve dry coughs because hydrocodone is a narcotic that suppresses the n... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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Hydrocodone/homatropine syrup is a cough suppressant consisting of an anticholinergic and a narcotic, according to The anticholinergic dries secretions, while hydrocodone, the narcotic, suppresses the brain's ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The letters "DM" in cough syrup are an abbreviation of dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant that belongs to a group of drugs called antitussives. It works in the brain to reduce the desire to cough. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold contains the antihistamine chlorpheniramine maleate and the cough suppressant dextromethorphan hydrobromide, according to its manufacturer Bayer. Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu's active ingredients a... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Fifty-three percent of pharmacists recommend Delsym as their top cough suppressant, according to U.S. News & World Report. Mucinex and Robitussin tied among the pharmacists, each gaining 21 percent of the votes. Vicks Ny... More » Health Medications & Vitamins